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30 June 2021

Make the most of your solar panels

To help you get the most from your solar panels, we've asked solar experts for their advice, and owners for their top tips.
Which?Editorial team
Solar panels on house 444741

You can use our results to save yourself hours of research, and to make sure you get the right solar panels and set-up for your home.

Our unique expert advice covers issues such as:

  • Do solar panels need cleaning?
  • Can I clean my solar panels myself?
  • How to maximise profit from your solar panels
  • Micro inverters or string inverters?
  • Will I need to replace the inverter?
  • Where should the inverter be fitted?
  • Are black solar panels better?
  • Roof-mounted or integrated solar panels?
  • Should I buy Ikea panels?
  • Should I avoid Chinese panels?
  • How to stop pigeons nesting under your panels
  • What are the effects of shading on panels?
  • What to do if your neighbour's tree shades your panels

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